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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

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Year 5

Information on our class structure and curriculum in KS2 at SJL

In line with our prospectus, classes in KS2 are mixed ability with some year groups being split year groups. In the case where TEACHING classes are based on ability the pupils parent/ guardian will be notified individually and the reasons explained for the grouping.

In Maths pupils are set as this allows the teaching to maximise the development of pupils skills and understanding. Homework is provided through MY MATHS. Please see the attached link for explanation of  how to maximise homework in addition to set weekly HW by class 

In literacy classes pupils are mixed ability with spelling groups based on pupils spelling ages and their consistent understanding of spelling rules. The school uses Nelson Spelling. The book colour reflects the expected spelling patterns for that year group;
RED =Y1-2, YELLOW = Y2-3, PURPLE= Y3-4, BLUE= Y4, GREEN = Y5, ORANGE =Y6 
Remember SJL has an open door policy and communication between the school and parents is vital to us developing your child's education. If you would like to discuss any issues with the class teacher or pop in for a chat please book a time slot with Mrs Chambers. 


WELCOME TO YEAR 5

Croeso i flwyddyn 5/6! We really hope you all enjoyed the Autumn Term just as much as we did. We still have so many exciting opportunities and activities planned, which we hope will add to the wonderful memories you’ve built so far at St John Lloyd! Over the next two terms we will be learning about World War 2, the 7 Wonders of the World as well as developing our understanding of the human body. We will continue to explore the 'Right of a Child' and continue to learn how virtues can help us grow into a better person. This term we will be focusing on how to be 'Learned' and 'Wise'. 

 

What A Wonderful World

Our second topic this Spring will be 'What A Wonderful World'. We will be learning about the 7 Wonders of the World and to locate them on maps, globes and a range of aerial photographs. We will then locate geographical features such as rivers, cities and continents and find out how far Cardiff is from each Wonder of the World. We will find out about the weather in these countries and understand how temperature is measured. We will discuss what implications the temperature and climate has on life and the environment in these places. Finally, we will learn about the environmental issues associated with visitors to the Wonders of the World, in particular the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon. These will include the impact on the habitats and the people who live there. 

 

Homework Task
Can you create your own independent project on a country of your choice? 

 

ENGLISH and MATHS
We are lucky enough this term to be reading Michael Murpurgo's novel 'Kensuke's Kingdom.' Our Maths skills will be posted onto our webpage so that you can share with your "grown ups" what we are focusing on.

 

RE

This term in our RE topic 'Mission' we will be thinking about the 'Mission' that Jesus has called us to do. We will look at inspirational leaders and how our diocese continues the work of Jesus including ecumenism. We will then learn about 'Islam' focusing on Ramadan and Pilgrimage. In our final RE topic, 'Memorial Sacrifice' we will explore how memories are kept and how the Eucharist keeps the memory of Jesus' sacrifice alive and present in a special way.


ICT and WELSH
We are continue to develop our ICT and Welsh skills in order to prepare everybody for Year 6. We will be using the expertise of Mr. Hennessy and Mrs. Davies to help us do this.

 

HOMEWORK
Every week there will be homework tasks set to challenge and reinforce the learning that happens in class.


Monday - Reading Comprehension and Bug Club skills
Wednesday - Spellings and "My Maths"
Thursday - Big Talk
Friday - Research task.

PE

Mr Hennessy - PE will take place every Thursday.

Miss Chapman - PE will take place every Thursday. 

 

We are looking forward to continuing a wonderful Spring Term and working with you all!

We wish you all every success!

Let’s have a great term!

Mr Hennessy and Miss Chapman.

 

PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA TEXT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE CLASS TEACHER IF THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS OVER PROGRESS OR BEHAVIOUR
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